Ten Great Hotels in Val d'Isere
Val d’Isère is one of the most celebrated ski resorts in the Alps and our selection of the best places to stay reflects the wide range of clientele which the resort attracts from the and with over 150km of skiing, it attracts a sporty crowd. Together, with the higher altitude Tignes, they make up L’Espace Killy with 90 lifts, 186 miles of marked trails, two snowboard parks and acres of challenging off-piste terrain. Beginners can opt for the confidence-building bunny hills in the Solaise area and experts have plenty of challenging steep slopes to tackle, including the 1992 Olympic downhill course, La Face.
If you’re expecting a charming, quaint Alpine ski resort, Val d’Isère will not deliver; like many French resorts it’s mostly modern, some of it ugly, although the town centre has style and appeal. What you will find, in high season, are plenty of British teenagers, all cruising the ‘Kings Road of the Alps’ and partying with the chalet workers mid-afternoon at fun-filled hotspot La Folie Douce. Not surprisingly, the nightlife is very lively, with après ski centred around addresses that include Café Face, Bananas, Le Petit Danois, the Pacific Bar, Doudoune, and the Moris Pub. Dick’s Tea Bar, once the most celebrated nightclub in the Alps, is now just one of many; nowadays many people, including instructors, make their way to the bar at the Blizzard to catch up on the day's events.
Hotels here can often be impersonal, pack-'em-in, shove-'em-out processing plants, and those in our list are picked for extra character, warmth of service and owners who care. Try Le Savoie if it's 5 star luxury you're after, alternatively the far more reasonable Le Galise is great for families being a stone's throw from the slopes. A certain Gallic disdain pervades some of the others. Many of the top hotels have spa facilities which are open to outsiders, so one tip is to stay at a less expensive place and use the facilities of a luxury one.
Nothing here that fits the bill....why don't you check out our pick of hotels in Les Trois Vallées.
Avenue Lodge 51 rooms from £292Val d'Isère
Luxurious urban chic in the heart of town. Architect designed, style conscious interiors feature dark walls, splashes of red and faux fur throws - definitely sultry! A stunning spa with pool, jacuzzi and hamman eases weary limbs; and there's a pro shop on site for all your ski needs.Skiing - The vast Espace Killy is on your doorstepCity Style - Urban chic in the mountainsActive Holiday - The perfect ski retreatSwimming Pool - Indoor pool
Kandahar 41 rooms from £184Val d'Isère
Traditional chalet-style hotel with easy access to both the Bellevarde and Solaise pistes. Alpine decor with modern touches, and a heavy emphasis on exposed wood and stone throughout. There's a cosy bar and charming restaurant serving Alsatian specialities. A homely, reliably good option.Skiing - Easy access to the pistes of both the Bellevarde and SolaiseActive Holiday - A great ski retreatFull of character - Homely setting with traditional decorTraditional - Rustic style
Le Samovar 18 rooms from £202Val d'Isère
Family-run chalet hotel in La Daille, a stone's throw from the funicular which has you up the mountain in minutes. Flexible modern-alpine style accommodation is perfect for families and groups with doubles, family rooms and self catering options. Traditional Savoyard cuisine plus a spa for relaxing.Skiing - Superb location just 30m from the funicular at La DailleSpa - Mineral Spa with a sauna, hammam, swimming spa and 2 massage roomsFull of character - Mountain decor and modern alpine style furnitureViews - Great mountain views from the sit out terrace
Chalet Colinn 5 rooms from £211Val d'Isère (Le Franchet)
Chambres d'hotes chalet style. Urban rusticity in an exceptional mountain setting, just outside Val d'Isere. Four en suite bedrooms offer flexible accommodation - book the chalet as a whole or come as a couple and make new friends round the dinner table! A relaxed spot away from the hustle & bustle.Skiing - The vast Espace Killy is on your doorstep. Elizabeth your host is a fountain of local knowledgeGroups - Book the whole chalet for a ski holiday with friendsActive Holiday - Located 3.1 miles from the Val d’Isere ski resortViews - Panoramic mountain viewsRecommended by - Sawdays
La Galise 30 rooms from £118Val d'Isère
A simple family-orientated hotel in the heart of the resort and just 100m from the piste. Rooms are traditional in style with plenty of pine and all have modern en suites. Triples offer a good option for families or small groups. Lively bar, excellent value and an unbeatable location.Active Holiday - Skiing in winter and plenty of other mountain activities in the summer months.Skiing - Only 20m from slopes and lifts!Less £ - Great value for its locationViews - Over the Face de Bellevarde
Le Blizzard 57 rooms from £384Val d'Isère
Much loved 5* luxury hotel in the centre of town; Le Blizzard is a bit of a Val d'Isere institution. Its bar is legendary and the vibe relaxed. Rooms are sumptuous; beautifully decorated and all with balconies boasting great views. Relax in the spa and enjoy fabulous food. Mountain perfection.Skiing - Situated at the foot of the Bellevarde. Ask at the hotel for organising lessons, guides and heli-skiing.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor Pool at the foot of the Bellevarde slopeSpa - Spa by ClarinsViews - Great views from hotel
Les Lauzes 23 rooms from £137Val d'Isère (Val d'Isere Cedex)
Charming family run hotel just steps from the piste. Simple yet stylish accommodation offers traditional rooms with plenty of pine on show. Good family options, and some rooms with balcony and lovely views over the old town. Superb value in the heart of the resort.Families - A family friendly hotel with designated joined rooms, and activities to keep you occupied all year round.Great walks - Stunning hiking trails through Vanoise National Reserve.TraditionalRomantic - Good for couples.